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World Cup 2018

Mexico earthquake detected after Lozano goal against Germany

A goal from Hirving Lozano in the 34th minute had a nation jumping for joy, and reports from the Mexican government suggest it actually caused a tremor.

Mexico earthquake detected after Lozano goal against Germany

The Mexican government confirmed that their seismometers had registered an artificially created tremor in Mexico City at the time of the goal in the country's opening World Cup 2018 game against Germany.

Mexico goal creates earthquake

On the official Twitter account of agency SIMMSA - that monitors and analyses seismic affects, operated by the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research - a message was posted reporting that it was caused:

‘Possibly by massive jumps at Mexico’s goal at the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the city detected it at 11:32.’

The goal was classed at being scored in the 34th minute of the Group F game in the Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don by Hirving Lozano and, given the time difference between the countries, this time stamp is at least close. Either way, the important factor is that it proved to be the only goal of the match giving the North American side a surprise three points over the current World Cup holders.


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